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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 August 2018, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I like last week's number 7. I feel like I almost...

I like last week's number 7. I feel like I almost got it, as usual, and definitely should have done... I've even been up the Danube on a hydrofoil and visited three of the capitals it goes through...
Forum: Book Corner 14 August 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Richard W
Some interesting looking things... I've heard of...

Some interesting looking things... I've heard of a few of them but hardly read any. (Philip K Dick obviously; I've got a couple of Conan novels that are co-written by L Sprague de Camp and Lin...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,113
Posted By Richard W
There aren't many BMWs apart from the i series...

There aren't many BMWs apart from the i series that even register with me (too busy avoiding annoying Lamborghinis round here...). I did see one the other day that looked unusual but it turned out to...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,276
Posted By Richard W
Ha, I got a robotic recorded message as a phone...

Ha, I got a robotic recorded message as a phone call yesterday (rare in itself here, as I think they're illegal) saying something like "Your account will be charged 200 on behalf of (some security...
Forum: Rantidote 11 August 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 282,633
Posted By Richard W
If you chop up onions and put them in a pan with...

If you chop up onions and put them in a pan with oil, they won't start cooking unless you actually turn on the hob under them.
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 August 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 134,760
Posted By Richard W
It doesn't appear to, and I'm not sure how they'd...

It doesn't appear to, and I'm not sure how they'd do it given that the areas of colour are too small to use patterns instead, and it uses some fairly subtle colour cues in the background and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 August 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 134,760
Posted By Richard W
I have mild red-green colourblindness, and it...

I have mild red-green colourblindness, and it wasn't a serious hindrance but it was annoying at times. (You never have to distinguish between red and green directly, I don't think. (eta) Actually...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 August 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 134,760
Posted By Richard W
I just finished The Witness, which is really good...

I just finished The Witness, which is really good - one of the best puzzle games I've played, I think. On the other hand, the ending is very annoying, especially if you're a completist. (You get a...
Forum: Social Studies 09 August 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Richard W
I agree with ASL, but the Romans didn't...

I agree with ASL, but the Romans didn't necessarily put roads where it was easy - they deliberately built very straight roads, ignoring the topography; they're just a straight line from A to B....
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 63,741
Posted By Richard W
Well, everybody's gone now and nobody came...

Well, everybody's gone now and nobody came knocking on doors for witnesses, so I guess they got all the information they needed. I'll look out for a news item about it, but it seems unlikely - I...
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 63,741
Posted By Richard W
... Update on the sinkhole; a crew came to fill...

... Update on the sinkhole; a crew came to fill it in today; a few minutes ago I saw them packing up from my kitchen window and putting the barriers in a van. The van started to drive off and there...
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 63,741
Posted By Richard W
The road outside my bedroom window is closed...

The road outside my bedroom window is closed because a sink-hole has opened up. It's only small (about a foot across) but quite deep - two or three feet, by the looks of things.

It's in a strip of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 August 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,488
Posted By Richard W
For me Michael Caine would be Carter in "Get...

For me Michael Caine would be Carter in "Get Carter" (or possibly his character in "The Italian Job") but I bet obituaries would mention Jaws: The Revenge first.



In the context of this thread,...
Forum: SLC 07 August 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 74,735
Posted By Richard W
Like you get rabies from rabbits, and gingivitis...

Like you get rabies from rabbits, and gingivitis from eating ginger, and shingles from walking on the beach, and crabs from crabs, and cowpox from cows (hang on...)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 August 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 156,608
Posted By Richard W
No, the Niger flows south and the Congo flows...

No, the Niger flows south and the Congo flows south-westish. Anyway, with the number of rivers in the world you couldn't possibly say that there were "no others" that flowed north. There are lots in...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 August 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 156,608
Posted By Richard W
But what's the name?! I thought I was doing...

But what's the name?!

I thought I was doing OK this week but a lot are guesses or half-answers...

1. Something to do with architecture?

2. Cassiopeia? Hmm, or Ariadne rings a bell - I...
Forum: Rantidote 05 August 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 87,648
Posted By Richard W
Not April? I wondered why it was so hot! But what...

Not April? I wondered why it was so hot! But what happened to the last four months...?
Forum: Rantidote 05 August 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 87,648
Posted By Richard W
I just did a couple of sketches in the park, and...

I just did a couple of sketches in the park, and dated them (in pen) 04/08/2018 - then realised it was the fifth! Bah.
Forum: SLC 05 August 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 74,735
Posted By Richard W
Cat: "Look, I found this little mouse which is...

Cat: "Look, I found this little mouse which is unfortunately now dying. I am cute and cuddly and I'm going to hold it here in my teeth and claws to comfort it. Oh no, it's escaped! Come back and be...
Forum: SLC 04 August 2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,113
Posted By Richard W
Psihala said back on the first page that unusual...

Psihala said back on the first page that unusual or notable cars depend on where you are. I thought of that again today, when there was a convoy of a Porsche 911 (numberplate BAD 807S ... = BAD BOYS...
Forum: SLC 04 August 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 63,741
Posted By Richard W
Walking into town, a couple in front of me were...

Walking into town, a couple in front of me were making fun of one another for thinking that a lorry was "floating". I thought they were just making fun, because obviously the lorry - which was a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 03 August 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 156,608
Posted By Richard W
Ooh, that's better than Steve's guess (sorry...

Ooh, that's better than Steve's guess (sorry Steve!):

Blood and Guts in High School: Janey Smith.

If I'd read more than two of them I might have spotted that myself, but with only two it just...
Forum: SLC 03 August 2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,113
Posted By Richard W
If it hadn't been turned into a replica of the...

If it hadn't been turned into a replica of the car from Back to the Future, that is pretty cool...! I don't think I've ever seen one of those "in the wild", or that hasn't been turned into the Back...
Forum: Moot Court 02 August 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By Richard W
Also somewhat to the point, at what point during...

Also somewhat to the point, at what point during that process does it become "processed"?
Forum: Rantidote 02 August 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 87,648
Posted By Richard W
My dad would have some things to say about...

My dad would have some things to say about Google. He absolutely hates that it second-guesses you so much that you can no longer control the results in detail even by using the markup that used to...
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